Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Engaging youth in substance abuse prevention activities

The Prevention WINS Youth Engagement Committee met for the first time earlier today at Eckstein Middle School.  The committee agreed that its purpose is to:

1. Increase youth substance abuse prevention activities in NE Seattle;
2. Establish a youth voice in the coalition;
3. Networking and sharing among youth group students and adults.

Upcoming activities include:
  • Bringing at least a dozen NE Seattle students to the annual Washington State Prevention Summit in Yakima. 
  • Hosting a community-wide family event to promote positive youth development.
The Youth Engagement Committee will meet the first Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m.  The next meeting will take place on May 3, 8 a.m., at Nathan Hale High School.  Meetings are open to anyone interested in working with adolescents to prevent youth substance abuse.

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